UW News

April 6, 2016

Arts Roundup: Anoushka Shankar, Creole Carnival – and the New Burke Community Open House


UW World Series takes center stage this week with three events: dance-theater ensemble Jane Comfort & Company, world-renowned sitar player Anoushka Shankar, and GlobalFEST: Creole Carnival. Learn about the Burke Museum’s renovation plans at a community open house, see an exhibition by School of Art + Art History + Design graduating honors students, or take the whole family on an ArtVenture at the Henry Art Gallery.

Jane Comfort & Company
April 7-9 | Meany Studio Theater
Jane Comfort & Company employs wit and humor to explore the American notion of female attractiveness in “Beauty,” a provocative dance-theater work that uses the quintessential image of Barbie to explore the cultural pressures surrounding women’s physiques, attire and appearance. More info.

The New Burke

Learn about plans for the Burke Museum at a community open house, April 9.Photo: Olson Kundig/Stephanie Bower Architectural Illustration

New Burke Community Open House
3 p.m., April 9 | Burke Museum
The Burke Museum is embarking on a multi-year transformation project that will culminate in a new facility that will open in fall 2019. The public is invited to an open house to learn more about the project, ask questions and share thoughts. RSVP is recommended. More info.  

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World-renowned artist Anoushka Shankar performs at Meany Hall on April 9.Photo: Simon Scheuller

Anoushka Shankar
8 p.m., April 9 | Meany Theater
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar – a three-time Grammy nominee – explores Indian music, electronica, jazz, flamenco and Western classical music in a genre-defying performance at Meany Hall. More info.

ArtVenture: Tick Tock, Not a Clock with Michelle Hagewood
11:30 a.m., April 10 | Henry Art Gallery
Held the second Sunday of every month, ArtVentures encourages families to play, learn and create together. This month, families will explore the question “what if we got rid of all the clocks?” and create short videos about how we might move, play or interact with the world differently. More info.

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Honors Graduation Show
April 13-23 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Honors students in the School of Art + Art History + Design’s Interdisciplinary Visual Arts program address issues of global and multi-cultural identity, consumerism, climate change, and body-as-machine in this graduation exhibition. More info.

GlobalFEST Creole Carnival

World music comes to Meany Hall with GlobalFEST: Creole Carnival, April 14.

GlobalFEST: Creole Carnival
8 p.m., April 14 | Meany Theater
GlobalFEST embarks on its first North American tour with a showcase of global music featuring Emeline Michele, the reigning Queen of Haitian song; Casuarina, a Brazilian samba combo; and Brushy One-String, a Jamaican one-string guitarist. More info.



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